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Building your own business: deciding on the right route for you

Building your own business: deciding on the right route for you

If you’ve decided to go it alone and set up your own business, you might be excited about what the future holds. After all, as your own boss you’ll no longer be working to line someone else’s pockets. Instead, you’ll be firmly in control of your career and, if everything goes to plan, you may reap significant financial rewards. However, you’ll need to choose the right route if you’re to realise your ambitions. To help you along...

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Keeping up to date with the cutting edge when working in tech

Keeping up to date with the cutting edge when working in tech

Keeping up with the cutting edge trends is absolutely essential for all those who work in the tech business. It doesn’t take much to fall behind in such a rapidly evolving industry. If your competitors know more than you do then you may find yourself missing out on valuable opportunities. It is also important for those who are considering entering the tech industry to be current on the latest technology and trends. Here are some tips...

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How does office design affect team dynamics in the workplace?

How does office design affect team dynamics in the workplace?

Office design and layout can be a complex process. It’s not just a matter of placing a few desks in an open space and hoping that it will work. You need to do your research beforehand and consider the office furniture options that are available. If you get the layout right it can have a positive impact on the business. Impact of the layout How an office is designed and laid out can be crucial to the smooth running of a business. Employees...

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How leadership can change the world, not just a business

How leadership can change the world, not just a business

If you work in business or have seen a successful entrepreneur/business leader at work, then you will know that strong leadership is a key driver in business success. What you may not be as aware of is that many businesspeople are applying their experience and skills to the world of philanthropy. In the process, they are helping good causes to bring their message to a wider community. Philanthropy can assume a number of different forms....

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Why we need to evaluate training and how to do it

Why we need to evaluate training and how to do it

Kevin Lawrence is MD of Odyssey Management Training – on a mission to eradicate mediocrity Odyssey specialises in leadership and management development, change, executive team development and organisational development strategy. Training matters. It’s important to organisations because it improves the skills of their employees, which in turn improves productivity and company performance. It’s important to employees both for what...

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How to productively plan an office move

Relocating offices can be an exciting time and its common practice to get lost in choosing a location and the design while completely forgetting to plan the rest of it. It’s no surprise though, as planning for an office relocation can be stressful. So how do you plan for one effectively and not lose your mind in the process? Firstly, you need to consider a structure; decide on clear goals and develop a timeline for your move.  Breaking...

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Can the right office win you business?

Can the right office win you business?

Offices can hold the key to a company’s success. As well as serving an important practical purpose on a day-to-day basis, these commercial spaces play a vital role in helping firms to win contracts. This means you have a lot to think about when you’re choosing an office and kitting it out. Make the right decisions and you could give your business’ long-term prospects a major boost. Alternatively, make mistakes and your company’s...

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